All Photo Credit: Bass Coast Website
By: Lucas Sierra
Why is everyone talking about Bass Coast? And why do I feel like I can’t rest until I find this treasured community deep within the forests of British Columbia?
Maybe it’s the great vibes of the people who’ve been. Maybe it’s the incredible art and interactive installations, or maybe it’s simply because the organisers know how to throw an incredible party.
Even though Bass Coast just released their 10th-anniversary lineup, tickets sold out months ago! It’s become a sold-out event because it’s as much about the people as it is about the music. The festival, owned and operated by two female artists, prides itself on creating an inclusive and diverse community, where people are free to express themselves.
Every year the festival has a new theme, which its art installations center around and that attendees are encouraged to use as inspiration for their costumes. This year’s theme is PRISM, so expect an array of dazzling color.
But what makes Bass Coast really stand out from other festivals, is their focus on local talent from British Columbia, alongside bigger international acts. Artists are there to share new music and stretch their creative limits, so coming with an open mind is a necessity.
Bass Coast has been spreading its name far and wide, by collaborating with other festivals like Envision and Bamboo Bass in Costa Rica and Symbiosis’ Global Eclipse Gathering. But experiencing Bass Coast in its home, Nicola Valley — the traditional territory of Nlaka’ pamux Nation — is something truly special.
General Admission tickets already sold out, but Volunteer and Crew applications are still open for those hoping to go! So get your ducks in a row and venture into the depths of the forest this year with Bass Coast’s PRISM themed 10-year anniversary, July 6th-9th in Merritt, British Columbia.
Bass Coast is now sold out but to learn more and find other ways to get involved here.